I am a litigation partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in Albany, New York, and focus my practice primarily on appellate litigation in the New York state and federal courts, as well as land use, zoning, and environmental litigation. I have extensive experience in appellate practice, CPLR Article 78 proceedings, and religious land use matters. I’ve also appeared numerous times in various media outlets, speaking on noteworthy appeal issues, fantasy sports and sports betting, and other legal issues in New York.
Prior to entering private practice, I was a Senior Court Attorney at the New York Court of Appeals, where I drafted reports to the Judges of the Court recommending the grant or denial of motions for leave to appeal and analyzed complex issues of appellate jurisdiction and reviewability. This valuable experience helped me gain particular know-how in how to frame motions for leave to appeal to the Court and analyze complex issues in a wide variety of areas of New York law.
My Work (Merits briefs, amicus briefs, motions for leave)
I earned a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School, where I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Review. Prior to attending law school, I received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where I also ran Varsity Track.
Admissions and Affiliations
I am admitted to practice in all state courts in New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association.